Board of Trustees Meeting
October 13, 2009
Present: Leslee Miller, Theresa Myott, Rebecca Dickerson,
Crystal Bailey, Kristie Kirkpatrick and Peggy Bryan.
Theresa Myott, board chair, called the meeting to order at
4:36 p.m. Theresa asked for additions or modifications to the
agenda. Kristie welcomed Crystal Bailey, Garfield Branch Manager
to the meeting.
Kristie and the board presented the Library Supporter of the
Month to Sally Elder, from Garfield. A long time Garfield
library supporter, Sally is editor of the North Palouse Journal
and Palouse Magazine. Monthly Business: The minutes of the
September meeting were not reviewed, but will not be approved.
This will be tabled until the trustees from that meeting are
present, likely in December.
Peggy reviewed the Financial Reports; the October vouchers
#10114-10162 totaling $14,902.86. Board members signed to
authorize payment. She also presented vouchers #1004 for payment
from the Construction Fund. Board members signed to authorize
Kristie reviewed circulation reports for September. Library
circulation was down by 100 checkouts system-wide. Branches with
increased circulation were Garfield, Malden, Palouse, Rosalia
and Colfax. Decreased circulation was noted in Colton, LaCrosse
and Uniontown. The board questioned the zero computer usage in
the Colton and Oakesdale branches. Kristie will follow up on
Kristie reported that a pre-bid meeting on the Colfax
Building is to be held Thursday, October 15, at 10:00 a.m. Larry
Kom from CKA, our architect will lead the meeting and give the
contractors a tour of the library. The bids are tentatively set
for opening at the Colfax Library on Thursday, October 29 at
4:00 p.m. The board will then meet to choose a contractor at a
meeting to be scheduled after the bids are opened. Kristie will
investigate several dates for this meeting and be back in touch
Kristie reported on broadband and computer upgrades included
in a huge statewide grant through NoaNet. Funding could include
a new state-wide network and many amazing possibilities. James
and Kristie have been on the state-wide steering committee for
these grant opportunities. A smaller project, Occupational
Resource Connections (LSTA) has been funded and Erica Willson
will lead this project geared for job seekers and career
exploration for Whitman County residents.
Kristie discussed a University of Washington project in
conjunction with the Early Learning Public Library Partnership
of which, WCL is an active member and Kristie serves on the
steering committee. The UW project will identify best practices
in libraries and their early learning partnerships around the
state of Washington for replication across the country. Kristie
noted that WCL's membership in ELPLP is money well spent and
also talked about a grant WCL received from ELPLP for the Summer
Reading kickoff last spring.
Kristie briefly discussed I-1033. She shared a WLA fact sheet
on I-1033 and Libraries, noting their opposition.
Kristie announced that David Guterson is to be the featured
author for Everybody Reads. Events are scheduled Monday,
November 9 at Colfax High School and Neill Public Library and
Tuesday, November 10 at Moscow High School and Kenworthy P.A.C.
Kristie shared a story from Don Appel on how customers use
computers, Internet in ways that change their lives.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 17 in Colfax at
With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:12.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 17 in Colfax at 4
Peggy Bryan, Recording Secretary
Kristie Kirkpatrick, Library Director
Teresa Myott, Board Chair
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